National Read A Book Day

What do you do on National Read a Book Day? Why, read a book of course! And not just for yourself… read to your kids, your parents, your grandparents, your friends… even your pets!

Reading can be a shared experience. You can share your favourite books/ stories, loan a book to a neighbour or attend a book reading at your local library.

There are so many benefits that can be derived from reading!

  • It improves your memory and concentration
  • Helps you stay mentally stimulated
  • Improves your ability to analyze details and can help you express your opinions clearly
  • Reduces stress
  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Equips you with valuable, life-long knowledge
  • It’s entertaining and can be relaxing

What are some recommended reading?

How does a 62-year-old womanwho’s never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises? Author B. Lynn Goodwin tells all and more in Never Too Late. How she was attracted to Richard’s clear expectations, his honesty, and his incredible openness. She’d never met anyone like him. Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world? Whether you’ve been single forever, are trapped in an unhappy marriage, or you’re simply curious, you’ll find secrets to a happy marriage in Never Too Late.
A mysterious snow globe shop. A multiverse at war. And a girl searching for her father.

In the heart of Vienna, twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende wanders into a mysterious shop where snow globes double as portals to other worlds. After breaking the globe tethered to Earth, she discovers a cryptic note scribbled on the back of a photograph. The note links her father, who left before her third birthday, to a place called Elohi. Could this be a chance to find her father at last?

Unable to return home, Sarah follows the lead into the world of Elohi. But an army of vicious hybrids led by a genetically engineered warrior named Malvine now rules the once peaceful planet, and she becomes a target as Malvine wants to use the shop’s connections to wage war.

Can Sarah uncover the truth behind her father leaving and find a way home before Malvine gains control of the shop?
Friends Alba and Sara could not be more different. While Alba is worming her way into the upper echelons of Albanian’s richest and most powerful, by any means she can, Sara is working more than one job as a struggling journalist. Both desperate to escape their corrupt country, they’re quickly dragged into a sordid world of politics and lies. 

But when tragedy strikes their friend Ina, the two women must come together to save their friend’s little boy. Can they put away their past, to secure a better future for the child? How easily can you run, when you can’t escape yourself?

Although this is a fictitious tale, the author draws from her own experiences as an Albanian journalist and her struggles to find a better life outside of her country. NOWHERE GIRLS is a thrilling insight into the lives of three very different women, and the lengths a person will go to for freedom.
Siege Sutton and her best friend and foster brother, Avi Cohen, have been each other’s support system since their days in junior high. The now thirty-something-year-olds have seen each other through starting bands, stalker exes, and abusive foster parents. Siege’s new employment throws them into the middle of something different and sinister, however— the purchase of Mae, an adorable, mute 8-year-old girl who’s said to be part of a secret panel with the power to wipe out humanity. As if that wasn’t enough to deal with, Avi’s foster brother, Mason Stewart, returns to his life after more than twenty years of being out of it, a shell of the person he used to be. Siege and Avi will have to figure out ways to lie, manipulate, and fight to save the people around them from the clutches of evil, but at the end of it all, can they save themselves from the repercussions of doing so?
Travis Blackett had always lived a normal life, but on the night of his seventeenth birthday, a startling revelation resurrects a centuries’ old family secret and a curse that threatens his future, sending him on a perilous journey as he seeks to discover who he really is and to find a way to break the haunting curse.
At 18 years old, Alexandra Fontaine is still dealing with the emotional effects stemmed from a childhood tragedy. This is to be her last summer before she leaves for college and she should be spending it having fun with friends. Though, at her stepfather’s request, Alex has agreed to assist an aspiring writer so she is stuck for the summer in her small town home of Heart.

However, what she thought would be an uneventful summer, suddenly changes with the arrival of a handsome, mysterious stranger. Their sudden friendship marks the beginning of a most memorable summer that will gift Alex beautiful summer moments filled with joys, tears, happiness and a love that will change her life forever.

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